It looks like the Obama administration is going to surpass the enrollment goals it set for the current sign-up period for plans on the state and federal marketplace exchanges. 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that 2.83 million people have enrolled in plans, including 1 million new consumers. The agency's goal was to enroll 900,000 new customers before Dec. 15, the deadline for those who want coverage starting Jan. 1. 

"As expected, consumer interest in health coverage is increasing as we approach the December 15 deadline with over 800,000 people selecting plans during the fifth week of Open Enrollment," said the agency in a statement. 

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